El Tatio Volcano | John Seach


(Los Giseres del Tatio)

22.35 S,  68.03 W
summit elevation 4280 m
Hydrothermal field

El Tatio Volcano is located in northern Chile. The hydrothermal filed consists of a chain of volcanoes - Cerro Deslinde, Cerro Volcán, Cerros del Tatio, and Volcán Tatio.

Hoyada de Los Geisers del Tatio geothermal field covers 30 sq km, and contains 85 fumaroles and solfataras, 62 hot springs, 40 geysers, 5 mud volcanoes, and extensive sinter terraces. This is the world's third largest geyser field, and the largest in the southern hemisphere.

Further reading
Lucchi, F., et al. "Volcanic and tectonic history of the El Tatio area (central Andes, northern Chile): explanatory notes to the 1: 50,000 scale geological map." Geoacta, Spec Publ 2 (2009): 1-29.

Lahsen, A. and Trujillo, P., 1976. The geothermal field of El Tatio, Chile. In Proceeding, Second United Nations Symposium on the Development and Use of Geothermal Resources, San Francisco (Vol. 1, pp. 170-177).

El Tatio Volcano Eruptions

Possible eruptions in the past 10,000 years.